Buccaneers: DeSean Jackson Will Open the Offense at All Levels
We go inside the film room to look at DeSean Jackson and the depth of the talent he brings to the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers have been busy since the season ended. They may have just missed the playoffs, but Jason Licht understood that the team had holes and has been working hard to fill them. In doing so, he made one of the biggest splashes of the free agent market. We have talked about him at length. You know his name by now. It’s of course, DeSean Jackson.
Mike Evans needed the help on the opposite side. As we have previously mentioned, he was targeted a league-high 173 times (per Sporting Charts), four more than draft classmate Odell Beckham Jr. Jameis Winston needed a guy that he can look to besides Evans, to take the pressure off of him. He needed someone who can take the top off of the defense. Jackson led the league in yards per reception (17.9), the third time in his career he has led the league in that statistic.
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However, going deep is not the only dance on Jackson’s card. He doesn’t have to go over the top to open up the offense. Because of his ability to go deep, Jackson is given a lot of respect. With that, he gets all kinds of room to make plays underneath. When he gets the ball in space, watch out!
This morning, the “Eye in the Sky” is up early watching some film on Jackson. For anyone who doesn’t remember, the Eye breaks down the film and shows us the inside story.
Today we break down three different plays by Jackson from early in the 2016 season. We look at a short, medium, and long play to show just what type of weapon he really is.
And how dynamic he will be with the Bucs.
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